Surrounded refuge holdouts set surrender; Cliven Bundy arrested at PDX

Day 40 of the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge turned dramatic Wednesday night as the FBI surrounded the four holdouts, a long live-streamed phone call led them to agree to surrender -- and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was arrested on federal charges at Portland International Airport as he arrived to head to Burns.

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Former Prineville school to become affordable housing

Housing Works, Central Oregon's leading affordable housing provider, announced Wednesday it is buying the former Ochoco Elementary School in Prineville from the Crook County School District.

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Lifesaving smartphone app launched in Deschutes County

The Bend Fire Department and other agencies across Central Oregon respond to emergency calls all year long but a new mobile app called PulsePoint could help reduce response times.

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Redmond seeks members for parks, Juniper golf committees

The City of Redmond is seeking applications to fill current vacancies on city committees.

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Oregon WinterFest coming up this weekend

Oregon WinterFest is just two days away, and while festivals in other seasons come and go without an entry fee, you'll need to pay up to see the Old Mill's sights and sounds this weekend.

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Ore. National Guard to fly over, scout high-altitude training sites

Oregon Army National Guard aviators are scheduled to conduct high-altitude survey flights with HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters on Thursday near the summits of Mt. Bachelor, Tumalo Mountain and Kwohl Butte.

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Prineville man convicted in animal abuse case

A Prineville man has been convicted and sentenced on charges related to abusing and killing calves after he pleaded no contest in Crook County Circuit Court last week.

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Groups seek court order to change Deschutes River flows

A motion filed Tuesday by two environmental groups seeking a federal court order for immediate changes in Deschutes River management to protect the Oregon spotted frog has the potential to disrupt water supplies to thousands of Central Oregon farms, ranches and families, the region's irrigation districts said.

New Redmond councilor sworn in

Boothroyd picked for Redmond council vacancy

The city of Redmond has been looking for a new council member after Councilor Heather Carlin resigned last month due to health issues. Mayor George Endicott recommended the councilors appoint a Central Oregon native who brings a wealth of financial and management experience to the table. 

Register now to vote on ga tax

Time to register (or update) to vote in March, May elections

It's time to register (or change your registration) to vote in the March 8 Bend special election on the 5-cent gas tax, and also a good time to do so for the May 17th primary election.

East Coast cities woo Bend s big brew

East Coast cities wooing what Deschutes is brewing

Shipping costs and business growth have been the deciding factors in Deschutes Brewery’s planned expansion to the East Coast. And some of the cities in the running for the new brewery aren't just putting out the welcome mat - they are in the midst of full-fledged social media campaigns.

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